Jonathan Horton to undergo shoulder surgery, will miss Olympics

Monday February 22nd, 2016

Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton suffered an injury to his left shoulder that will require surgery and will not be able to make a run for the 2016 USA Gymnastics men's team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle.

Horton, 30, will undergo surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury and hopes to return for the 2017 world championships in the parallel bars or high bar.

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“I'm not done. I hope to do more," Horton told the Chronicle. "But if I never compete again, I did as much as I could. I've had a great career”

Horton won a silver medal in the horizontal bar and a bronze medal in the team event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. At the 2012 Olympics in London, the United States team finished fifth, while Horton's placed sixth on the horizontal bar.

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